Pasta

updating a classic recipe: drunken chicken parmesan

updating a classic recipe: drunken chicken parmesan

During the week I don’t spend a ton of time preparing meals.  Often times I don’t get home until later so quick meals are what we usually eat.  My husband and I take turns cooking during the week usually based on who will get home […]

springtime meals: grilled shrimp and lemony asparagus pasta

springtime meals: grilled shrimp and lemony asparagus pasta

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his winter we were really spoiled.  After the past two we have had though we definitely deserved it!  Spring time is here.  I love all the things spring brings, Opening Day of baseball season (Go Tigers! In Detroit it is seriously a national holiday), tulips, […]

girls night….IN!  grilled chicken pesto pasta

girls night….IN! grilled chicken pesto pasta

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] had lived in the suburbs of Detroit for the first 5 years I lived in the Detroit area.  I was hanging out and working in the city all the time and wasting time and gas driving back and forth.  Finally I decided I was […]

a spin on my grandma’s classic – rigatoni night

a spin on my grandma’s classic – rigatoni night

[dropcap]Y[/dropcap]ou know those nights when you are just craving comfort food?  This was one of those nights.  My husband and I had just returned from being back home for the Holidays.  We were visiting my grandma one night and I had told my dad “if […]

bistro gourmet at home : crispy chicken with rocket salad and pasta

bistro gourmet at home : crispy chicken with rocket salad and pasta

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen I think of a bistro I think fresh and gourmet.  I think of meals that probably have layers upon layers of flavor.  In all my worldly travels I have yet to be to France but I imagine these places as cute little restaurants that […]

winter comfort – chicken noodle soup

winter comfort – chicken noodle soup

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]inter is coming…. every time I think of this I think of Game of Thrones.  However, as a Michigan resident that is our motto starting in October or November.  Fortunately enough this year hasn’t been bad.  50 and sunny is a treat in December compared […]

deconstructed roasted veggie “lasagna”

deconstructed roasted veggie “lasagna”

[dropcap]G[/dropcap]rowing up my mom was not the best cook in the world (sorry Mom!) but she did make a few dishes that she had mastered.  Lasagna and stuffed shells were two dishes she would make a lot.  As I got older it was something she […]

surf and cheese

surf and cheese

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f you ask me what one of my all time favorite dishes I have ate was I would tell you it was lobster mac and cheese when I was away at my girlfriend’s wedding.  I am sure you would probably think I was out east […]

slow cooked sunday “supper” – beef braciole

slow cooked sunday “supper” – beef braciole

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]am a super picky meat eater but that doesn’t mean I don’t eat meat.  I am just selective about what I eat and the quality of it.  I do not eat ground beef.  It just in general grosses me out.  I think I had some […]

pasta e fagoli – and I don’t mean the soup!

pasta e fagoli – and I don’t mean the soup!

I love pasta.  Pasta and potatoes are my favorite carbs.  I love that you can do so much with noodles.  My husband I try not to eat a ton of carbs in general.  For dinner we do a lot of salads.  Or we grill meat […]